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Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job ()
Senate education committee is deeply divided over DeVos, who said she looks forward to improving the nation’s schools but she sidestepped or stumbled on several issues important to Democrats.
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5 head-scratching moments from Betsey DeVos's confirmation hearing ()
Betsey DeVos, Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, appeared before senators at her confirmation hearing on Jan. 17, but some of her responses created more questions than they answered.
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Paul Ryan's claim that for every Planned Parenthood clinic, 20 health centers provide care ()
Ryan statement is based on assumptions that are too uncertain, and lack context -- earning him Two Pinocchios.
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Secret Service agrees to pay $24 million in decades-old race-bias case brought by black agents ()
Agency admits no wrongdoing in the settlement, which was pushed by Obama administration officials as the first black president prepares to leave office.
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) just can’t stop talking about black people ()
The latest: LePage said Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) should “thank” Republican presidents for the end of slavery.
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Americans assume that the wealthy will be the biggest beneficiaries of Trump's presidency ()
Even the lower-income Americans who powered his candidacy agree.
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10 years ago today Obama made a huge promise. He didn't keep it. ()
Remember how he was going to make politics better?
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Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing, in three minutes ()
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, appeared before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for her confirmation hearing Jan. 17.
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The Trump Transition: Almost time to trade Trump Tower for the White House ()
The latest on the transition.
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Trump keeps up the fight against John Lewis, saying he was caught in a lie ()
In a television interview, the president-elect opens a second line of attack against the congressman.
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Pressure mounts on GOP for post-Obamacare plan following CBO report ()
The analysis found that 18 million could lose health insurance in the first year without another option.
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Why are no senators boycotting the inauguration? National ambition is part of it. ()
Even the fiercest liberal lions will attend Friday’s ceremonies — while nearly 60 House Democrats won’t.
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Donald Trump waits in his tower — accessible yet isolated ()
As president-elect, he stays largely ensconced in familiar places with people he knows.
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President Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's prison sentence ()
Chelsea Manning was convicted in 2013 for leaking secret diplomatic and military documents to WikiLeaks and originally sentenced to 35 years in prison.
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Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant sues Trump for defamation for denying alleged groping ()
An attorney for Summer Zervos said she will drop the suit if Trump admits wrongdoing.
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Key moments from Zinke's confirmation hearing ()
President-elect Trump's nominee for secretary of the interior Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Jan. 17. Here are the key moments from that hearing.
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Trump literally holds the world’s attention in the palm of his hand ()
As a candidate, he used his tweets to dominate the conversation. As he heads to the Oval Office, there’s no reason to think his strategy will change.
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After pressure from Bernie Sanders, Puerto Rican independence activist wins commutation ()
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has been personally campaigning for the Rivera pardon.
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Maryland Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin will skip Trump’s inauguration ()
He joins a growing list of Va. and Md. congressmen who are not going or are undecided about whether to go.
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Nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump's inauguration ()
And the number keeps rising.
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The full transcript from the Trump transition team’s Tuesday call to reporters ()
trump zinke, trump transition, trump cabinet, sean spicer, jason miller
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Montgomery County Council passes $15 minimum wage for most businesses ()
It is unclear whether County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) will veto the measure, which some businesses have said is onerous.
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In final appearance, Josh Earnest offers a two-hour ode to the White House daily briefing ()
President Obama's chief spokesman makes the case for White House press corps access ahead of Donald Trump's administration.
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Pence promises 'big' infrastructure bill as he address gathering of mayors ()
The vice president-elect pledged that the new administration will partner with Republican and Democratic municipal leaders "on equal footing."
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